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OPINION | Anger over politicians’ words should spread to Congress’ actions

“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” This remark made by Richard Mourdock, Indiana’s Republican Senate candidate, during a recent debate highlights major misperceptions of rape within our culture. His comment was the most recent in a litany of insensitive statements politicians have

Ryan’s political stunt misses target

The Republican majority in the House passed the “lean government” budget championed by  Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI. The proposed legislation focuses on cutting spending with little to no tax hikes. Ryan’s plan slashes the budgets for “sacred cows” like Medicare and Medicaid—what the Republicans are calling necessary sacrifices. The way I see it is that